Lives in the Yiddish Theatre
SHORT BIOGRAPHIES OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE Yiddish THEATRE
aS DESCRIBED IN zALMEN zYLBERCWEIG'S "lEKSIKON FUN YIDISHN TEATER"

1931-1969
 

Leo Albertson
(Eliezer Serheyski)


A. was born on 14 May 1883 in Oran(y), Vilna region, Polish Lithuania.

His father was a "podriatshik" in a military camp.

He learned in a cheder, then in the various Beit Midrashim of Meretch, Baltermans, and Alita. He completed a Russian folkshul.

In 1897 he came to his brothers in America, where he worked until 1900 in a shoe factory. Then he became a prompter, then took to acting with provincial troupes, later with Silbert in the Hub Theatre in Boston.

In 1907 he took over the management and directed two theatres ("Columbia", with Jacob Silbert, and the "Grand Opera House" with Charles Nathanson), later with Samuel Rosenstein.

Again he took to touring within the provincial troupes, and he became a manager in the "Irving Place Theatre" (with Maurice Schwartz and Max R. Wilner).

He left the theatre for commerce.
 

M. E.


 

 

 

 


 

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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 6, page 5175.
 

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